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Prison chief: Mississippi preps for 1st execution since 2012

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October 23, 2021 6:56 am JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prison employees will conduct once-a-week rehearsals as the state prepares for its first execution since 2012, Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain...

Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election

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October 23, 2021 6:41 am FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds....

Trial opens against Italy’s Salvini for blocked migrant ship

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October 23, 2021 5:41 am MILAN (AP) — Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish...

Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record

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October 23, 2021 5:01 am MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reporting a record high number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths as the country approaches a week of nonworking days...

Thousands of Islamists continue marching to Pakistan capital

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October 23, 2021 4:51 am LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of a banned radical Islamist party Saturday departed the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, clashing for a second...

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

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October 23, 2021 4:21 am DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas...

Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

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October 23, 2021 3:36 am COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island...

Bangladesh to share ‘climate prosperity plan’ at COP26

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October 23, 2021 2:01 am NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the...

Major oil producer Saudi Arabia announces net-zero by 2060

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October 23, 2021 2:01 am DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas...

Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo

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October 22, 2021 11:51 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group...

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GOP uses voters to push election reforms in unlikely states

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October 23, 2021 7:26 am HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control...

Biden to meet Pope Francis amid some rifts with US bishops

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October 23, 2021 7:26 am There’s an intriguing subplot to President Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis. The world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics...

N Korea slams US for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China

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October 23, 2021 7:16 am SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China through...